• Commando

  • The Inside Story of Britain’s Royal Marines
  • By: Monty Halls
  • Narrated by: Monty Halls
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins

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There is only one colour that matters, one that unites us all. And that colour is green.

The Royal Marine Commandos have become a byword for elite raiding skills and cutting-edge military operations. They are globally renowned, yet shrouded in mystery. With unique insight and authority, Commando captures the essence and heart of this revered military unit then and now, exploring their role patrolling the high seas and policing coastlines around the globe, and revealing their rich history and what it means to win and wear the legendary green beret.

With full and exclusive access to every level of the organisation, author and former Royal Marine Monty Halls tells the real stories of extraordinary individuals through a period of historic global unrest: from Future Commando forces on high-profile drug busts to Mountain Leaders training across glaciers north of the Arctic Circle, from medics who serve as global first responders in conflict to wounded veterans raising vast sums to support their brethren in the Corps Family. These are the modern vanguard of a legendary unit, descendants of the misfits and eccentrics who were so effective and feared in WW2 that Hitler famously ordered them to be shot on sight.

Accompanying a major BBC series on the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War, Commandos is an unforgettable glimpse into a rarified world of danger, drama and valour.

©2022 Monty Halls (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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  • I Ford
  • 08-11-22

excellent book

fantastic stories of very brave men. 5-stars from me and only wish the book was longer to give more enjoyment, surely there must be a second instalment on the way

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  • 08-06-22

Inspiring; utterly incredible

Brilliant book and fantastic narration; I cannot recommend this book highly enough! A detailed view of the Royal Marines at all levels; if you're interested in the Corps at all then I heartily recommend that you pick this up ASAP!

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  • D. B. Syme
  • 07-11-22

Simply Superb

Well written, incredible content and superbly read by the author. A real blend of factual stories but also a personal touch. You will not be disappointed.


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  • 05-26-22

Hoofing

Incredible book that compliments the TV series and more. It made me feel proud to have served in the Corps. Thanks Monty, I couldn't think of a better way to close the book with such a fitting tribute to an exceptional Officer and Royal Marine. The book may be over but the story will continue PMPT.

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  • 05-24-22

Per Mare Per Terram

One of the most informative and eye opening books about the Royal Marine Commandos i have ever read. Well done Monty Halls. These men are truly cut from a different cloth 🙏⚔🇬🇧🏴‍☠️☆☆☆☆☆

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  • John Williams
  • 05-14-22

Hoofing

There have been many books written about the Royal Marines, their history, their battles, their heroes. None have captured their spirit as well as this book.
As a former Royal myself, listening to Monty tell the stories of some of the finest men the Corps has to offer makes me feel a sense of pride as I consider my own, comparatively minuscule contribution. It’s prompted me to get in touch with old oppos and spin a few dits, whether you know what that means or not, you should read this book.

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  • ajmacleod
  • 04-29-22

Can’t recommend this highly enough….

Fantastic content, excellently structured and the narration by the author himself was enthralling. If you have any interest in Commando forces then this is for you, either from a layman’s terms or for anyone with a forces background.

As a former Royal Marine myself, hearing Monty talk about basic training and some of the campaigns I was involved in brought back lots of memories. Some difficult things are covered, but are told as it is. He speaks to some amazing people with even more amazing stories which leave you truly humbled.

Give this a go folks….